Stop importing RTL translations for CLI apps into Ubuntu

Bug #389428 reported by Eyal Levin on 2009-06-19
This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Translations
Ubuntu Hebrew Translators
gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-terminal

Related to this bug:

While Debian freezes Hebrew translation in terminal, Ubuntu keeps importing them. It is most annoying and should be stopped.

Eyal Levin (eyalev) wrote :
Eyal Levin (eyalev) on 2009-06-20
tags: added: rtl
David Planella (dpm) on 2009-06-22
tags: added: i18n l10n
David Planella (dpm) wrote :

Eyal, I'm also following bug #263822, but I still do not understand how Debian disables translations of CLI applications in Hebrew.

Could you please give some more details of how this is done? Perhaps then we could see if we can use the same solution.

Lior Kaplan (kaplan) wrote :

You can just remove "he" from the translation list at po/LINGUAS. The makefile needs to read that list...

See regarding apt in Debian.


Ddorda (ddorda) wrote :

and if the app has CLI and GUI?

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Adi Roiban (adiroiban) on 2009-11-07
tags: added: task
summary: - Stop importing Hebrew translations of Gnome Terminal (and any other
- terminal)
+ Stop importing Hebrew translations of CLI apps into Ubuntu
Adi Roiban (adiroiban) on 2009-11-08
Changed in ubuntu-translations:
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Hebrew Translators (ubuntu-l10n-he)

Here is the list of CLI apps

Since we did not manage to talk about this issue durring the latest Ubuntu Translation meetings I think we should schedule a special meeting for this topic.

Maybe we can find a way for tagging debian package as CLI apps and change lang-o-matic to ignore HE translations for those packages

summary: - Stop importing Hebrew translations of CLI apps into Ubuntu
+ Stop importing RTL translations for CLI apps into Ubuntu
Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Changed in ubuntu-translations:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
Lior Kaplan (kaplan) wrote :

"and if the app has CLI and GUI?"

Usually there would be different binaries, each using a different mo file. Build on the mo file for the gui binary.

As to my comment from 2009-06-28 - the title of this bug should be "stop *building* ..." and not "stop importing...".
The maintainers of each package can decide which translations to build. And that will also mean smaller diff comparing to Debian.


Adi Roiban (adiroiban) wrote :

Lior, can you give us an example of such application?

I think we should discuss each case.

As a first step we should talk about Ubuntu packages from the main repository.

I don't know if Ubuntu package mainainers will be happy to patch each package so that it will not build the HE translations.

Not importing them in Launchpad Translations will imply not building those translations.

There will be minimal changes in the package and all major changes will be done in lang-o-matic and other extenal scripts,

I still think we should have a meeting for discussing those decisions

Since this function already exist in Debian there shouldn't be any special
problem... this job can be imported instead of reprogrammed, am I right

Shahar Or (mightyiam) wrote :

Can anyone answer Yaron's question, please?

Shahar Or (mightyiam) on 2009-11-29
tags: added: bounty
description: updated
Lior Kaplan (kaplan) wrote :

Adi - the Hebrew translation is disabled for apt-get in Debian.
Yaron - this "job" should be already built in the package makefiles, or can be added quite easily.

I'm not following lanuchpad, mail me if needed.

Does anyone of you still experience this issue? If yes, please re-confirm this.

Changed in ubuntu-translations:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Yaron (sh-yaron) wrote :

CLI strings should be translated to Hebrew since we are still experiencing several bugs with the handling of RTL languages in vte.

This applies to Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Divehi and so on...

Changed in ubuntu-translations:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Shahar Or (mightyiam) on 2012-04-01
description: updated
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